February 6, 2023

“Every day, more and more electric vehicles (EVs) are hitting the road. Over 25,000 EVs were registered in North Carolina last year, and nearly half of all North Carolina residents are considering an electric vehicle as their next car. However, as a recent survey out of NC State finds, North Carolinians know some, but not a lot about EVs, making many hesitant to take that next step.

The survey looked at public perceptions of electric vehicles and of different infrastructure funding models. It is from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and the Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE) at NC State.

Daniel Findley is one of the researchers who conducted the NCDOT and ITRE study. He says while North Carolina residents may be EV-curious, a lack of knowledge about EVs makes them hesitant. The top-most consideration for consumers is cost, according to the survey.”

Read the full story at Public Radio East: Half of North Carolina drivers consider buying an EV, but many remain hesitant, survey finds